Struggling as part of God’s design is a tough – and touchy – issue. Mainly because you and I don’t typically run toward suffering. We run toward comfort. (Also because so many Christians over the years have used the “it must be God’s will” line to pour lemon juice in open wounds, but that’s an entirely different blog post.)
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had four encounters that have me thinking a little bit differently about the struggles you and I face. From the everyday this-is-annoying struggle (“I can’t believe there isn’t a single parking spot at the post office.”) to the huge this-could-change-everything struggle (“Is that really the diagnosis?”)
Encounter #1 – The Reminder
In the last few weeks, God reminded me of something He first brought to my mind several years ago. I have shared it here before, and I’m sure I will share it again.
Somehow, it challenges me and encourages me all at the same time.
We all want to be people of character. Right? Think about the last time something truly shaped – or revealed – your character. Was it during a time of comfort or struggle? (That’s what I thought.)